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RDQ 5 March 2017 - Phone wallpaper

I presume we're all using smartphones these days. So what's your current phone wallpaper?

As a car nut it's always some sort of fancy ride that I particularly like. At the moment it's this, the BMW M2 Coupe.

Blarno



That. My spare phones have pictures of my girls on.
TreVoR





Racing Teatray

Mine is a picture I like of my wife and me.
Bob Sacamano

Miss March.
Bob Sacamano

Miss March.
Andy C

Taken in France a couple of years ago


Nice Guy Eddie

Boxer6

Wallpaper is a favourite recent photo of my daughter. Lock screen is one of our dogs "boxing" from many years ago!
BeN

Some nice stuff there.

My lock screen is also another car I like:

Chris M Wanted a V-10

I don't know how to do a screen grab from my phone but it's a picture of the CN tower and Rogers Centre in Toronto that I took on  boat on lake Ontario when I visited Canada
Humphrey The Pug

Racing Teatray wrote:
Mine is a picture I like of my wife and me.


Same here; well a picture of myself and my wife, not a picture of you and your wife!
PG

Lock screen is a picture of Mrs PG with one of the horses. Other screes are a shot of the hills we can see form the farm.
gooner

Picture I took at Lundy Bay in Cornwall a couple of years back. It's a close up of the waves crashing onto the rocks on the shoreline. Looks good for an iPhone 5c just a shame the forum won't accept it without throwing up an error!
Big Blue

My late father.
simonp

Mine is black. Saves battery if you have an AMOLED screen...
Twelfth Monkey

Roadsterstu

One of the standard S5 wallpapers at the moment. Boring.
DetmoldDick

No mobile phone, smart or otherwise.
Bob Sacamano

DetmoldDick wrote:
No mobile phone, smart or otherwise.


Hello? Is that 1981 calling?  
Michael

Bob Sacamano wrote:
DetmoldDick wrote:
No mobile phone, smart or otherwise.


Hello? Is that 1981 calling?


Might be better sending him a letter to ask?
PhilD

Michael wrote:
Bob Sacamano wrote:
DetmoldDick wrote:
No mobile phone, smart or otherwise.


Hello? Is that 1981 calling?


Might be better sending him a letter to ask?


DetmoldDick

PhilD wrote:
Michael wrote:
Bob Sacamano wrote:
DetmoldDick wrote:
No mobile phone, smart or otherwise.


Hello? Is that 1981 calling?


Might be better sending him a letter to ask?




I was actually a fairly early adaptor to mobile phonism. I had an Ericsson T10 back in '97 or so.



When the whole texting craze started I decided it was not for me.

It is my birthday next week and I have a suspicion that I may have to fake my joy of getting a "smart"phone.
Bob Sacamano

^ That's by Fisher Price isn't it?
DetmoldDick

It cost about 200 back in the day  
Bob Sacamano

DetmoldDick wrote:
It cost about 200 back in the day


I got my first mobile phone in 1992. It was handed to me in a supermarket carrier bag by my new boss. I looked inside and there were just bits of mobile phone. "You're predecessor left it on the roof and drove off so it got smashed, just get it fixed will you?"
I had to take it to a firm that repaired taxicab meters and they re-built it - it was massive though, like half a house brick.
Racing Teatray

Bob Sacamano wrote:
DetmoldDick wrote:
It cost about 200 back in the day


I got my first mobile phone in 1992. It was handed to me in a supermarket carrier bag by my new boss. I looked inside and there were just bits of mobile phone. "You're predecessor left it on the roof and drove off so it got smashed, just get it fixed will you?"
I had to take it to a firm that repaired taxicab meters and they re-built it - it was massive though, like half a house brick.


I remember my father doing that once on a family holiday in Corsica around about the same year...he was more than a little furious. Spent most of the rest of the holiday sitting in the car, which had another built-in phone.

I got my first BT Cellnet mobile in 1995. In fact I've never changed provider and thus always kept the same number, except that they changed the first two digits from "05" to "078" in about 1999.
Martin

I got my first cellular phone in 1994, a Nokia that was built into the car.   My first mobile phone was a quite leap forward, a Nokia 9000 Communicator which must have been 1998, I had 3 x mobile numbers when I got that phone, voice, data and fax!   That was replaced by an Ericcson R380 in 2000 which I loved, it looked great and performed brilliantly.   I had that for just under 2 years before I was upgraded to a 9210 communicator which was another step forward, it had a colour screen.

Then I changed jobs and got a standard Nokia, great as a phone, but felt like a big step backwards.
Big Blue

Martin wrote:
That was replaced by an Ericcson R380 in 2000 which I loved, it looked great and performed brilliantly. I had that for just under 2 years before I was upgraded to a 9210 communicator which was another step forward, it had a colour screen.


OMG: I had both those. I thought I was the only human outside of Ericsson to own an R380 - I got mine for free as Marlene was an Ericsson employee at the time. I had an R320 (same design without the flip and sandwich screen) as well which if I had it still would be the coolest retro phone on the planet - like a Punkt but REALLY old-skool, not fake.

I worked for Ericsson too, in the mid-late '90s. I still had phones in boxes in the loft of the old house about 6 years ago.
Bob Sacamano

Racing Teatray wrote:
Bob Sacamano wrote:
DetmoldDick wrote:
It cost about 200 back in the day


I got my first mobile phone in 1992. It was handed to me in a supermarket carrier bag by my new boss. I looked inside and there were just bits of mobile phone. "You're predecessor left it on the roof and drove off so it got smashed, just get it fixed will you?"
I had to take it to a firm that repaired taxicab meters and they re-built it - it was massive though, like half a house brick.


I remember my father doing that once on a family holiday in Corsica around about the same year...he was more than a little furious. Spent most of the rest of the holiday sitting in the car, which had another built-in phone.

I got my first BT Cellnet mobile in 1995. In fact I've never changed provider and thus always kept the same number, except that they changed the first two digits from "05" to "078" in about 1999.


We had a really good number once, which we got through Manchester United and their tie up with Vodafone; 07900 900 966. We let it go when moving to O2. Wish we hadn't now.
Martin

Big Blue wrote:
Martin wrote:
That was replaced by an Ericcson R380 in 2000 which I loved, it looked great and performed brilliantly. I had that for just under 2 years before I was upgraded to a 9210 communicator which was another step forward, it had a colour screen.


OMG: I had both those. I thought I was the only human outside of Ericsson to own an R380 - I got mine for free as Marlene was an Ericsson employee at the time. I had an R320 (same design without the flip and sandwich screen) as well which if I had it still would be the coolest retro phone on the planet - like a Punkt but REALLY old-skool, not fake.

I worked for Ericsson too, in the mid-late '90s. I still had phones in boxes in the loft of the old house about 6 years ago.


I wish I'd kept the R380, I just handed it back.
PhilD

Bet none of you had an Orange SPV.
Bob Sacamano

PhilD wrote:
Bet none of you had an Orange SPV.


You can get a cream for that you know?
Bryan M

I had the Orange Nk502 - the banana phone, quite like they had on the Matrix except mine didn't ping out, you had to pull it - I thought it was the dogs danglies back in the 90s - I still have it too
TreVoR

PhilD wrote:
Bet none of you had an Orange SPV.


I had the m500.


simonp

My first one was an NEC DB2000 on the One2One network. I was quite late to the mobile party and didn't really want one, but got fed up with looking for phone boxes and feeding them copious amounts of coinage just to find out what pub me mates were in!
PhilD

Bryan M wrote:
I had the Orange Nk502 - the banana phone, quite like they had on the Matrix except mine didn't ping out, you had to pull it - I thought it was the dogs danglies back in the 90s - I still have it too


The follow up pinged but I think it lost it's banananeress.
gooner

PhilD wrote:
Bryan M wrote:
I had the Orange Nk502 - the banana phone, quite like they had on the Matrix except mine didn't ping out, you had to pull it - I thought it was the dogs danglies back in the 90s - I still have it too


The follow up pinged but I think it lost it's banananeress.


I had the nk402 on Orange which was the first with changeable covers. It was a great phone until I lost it in someone's back garden when I was drunk!
JohnC

I've had the same screen for a few years now - the view from our favourite holiday apartment.


PhilD

DetmoldDick wrote:

When the whole texting craze started I decided it was not for me.



What's not for you?
Big Blue

PhilD wrote:
DetmoldDick wrote:

When the whole texting craze started I decided it was not for me.



What's not for you?


Wts nt 4 u

FYP
DetmoldDick

Big Blue wrote:
PhilD wrote:
DetmoldDick wrote:

When the whole texting craze started I decided it was not for me.



What's not for you?


Wts nt 4 u

FYP


Well that is one thing that got on my tits. The other was going out for a drink with my mates and they would all be engrossed in texting other people rather than engaging with the group.
PG

I had Motorola - in car and of the brick form in the late 80's and 90's. I think the first mobile I had was a very early Blackberry.

We've still got a couple of old Nokia mobiles in a drawer somewhere at home.
Roadsterstu

Changed to:
Nelson

Currently I have a picture of a Guinness Draught can with a Guinness bottle by its side on a nice wood ledge in a pub
PhilD

DetmoldDick wrote:
Big Blue wrote:
PhilD wrote:
DetmoldDick wrote:

When the whole texting craze started I decided it was not for me.



What's not for you?


Wts nt 4 u

FYP


Well that is one thing that got on my tits. The other was going out for a drink with my mates and they would all be engrossed in texting other people rather than engaging with the group.


You should definitely get a smart phone then so you have something to do when your mates aren't talking to you    
canadian bacon

no really surprising, but I like it..


franki68

My mum changed her phone a few years ago and got a new number.
All well and good but she starts getting phonecalls asking all sorts of sexual stuff,turns out the number was previously used by an escort who's advert still had the number on.
Grampa

Re: RDQ 5 March 2017 - Phone wallpaper

BeN wrote:
I presume we're all using smartphones these days. So what's your current phone wallpaper?


A photo of my three grandchildren

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